5 gift ideas for valentine’s day

February 7, 2017

Where the heck have I been?! Let’s not get into that just now because I have some fun ideas for the upcoming holiday!

I love that over the years Valentine’s Day has become less about having a special someone and more about making time for anyone we find super special like friends, parents, kids, and ok maybe a significant other.

To honor this I’ve got a few ideas to help shower that special person or persons with gifts to show them just how much they are loved.

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World Map Necklace. I love seeing people’s reaction to this one when they see it in person. It’s hand carved and at only 1 1/2″ across pretty stunning yet perfect for wearing everyday. Giving someone the whole world is a pretty special way to say I love you.

Scrambled Necklace or Ring. I love that you can choose a special message and once it’s scrambled up it remains a secret between you and the person you give it to. I would feel so special receiving such a thoughtful and personal gift. Message ideas: I love you, be my valentine, you are loved, best friend, perhaps a nickname just between the 2 of you. This would be so fun for a best friend.

Chocolate and Lip Balm. Yes. Yes. Yes. Especially in fun and unique flavors. This would be so fun for a girlfriend, a good friend, a mom, a daughter. I don’t know who wouldn’t love this as a gift. I’m sure even my husband would love this.

Cheeky Greeting Cards. I’m in love with Julie Ann Art’s clever greeting cards. She has a card for just about every occasion and they always seem to say just what we would want to say but don’t actually say. Does that make sense? Take a look and you’ll see what I mean.

Modern Friendship Bracelet. I was just looking around this shop the other day and I love how simple yet beautiful all of the pieces are. For Valentine’s Day I especially love the friendship bracelets. They aren’t super expensive so you could even get one for a few of your close friends and maybe even yourself?

And of course you don’t have to spend any money at to tell someone how much they mean to you. Give them a call, a text, a letter in the mail. Small gestures like these can mean so much more than we even realize.

Have a wonderful week and I hope your Valentine’s Day is full of love that comes in many forms.


Lots of rain=more time at my work bench

October 19, 2016

Happy October!

I’m sure you’re wondering what I’ve been up to since September!

I’ve been working a bit preparing myself for holiday shows so when December comes I’m not scrambling and feeling really stressed out. Of course September here has been a lot nicer than I was expecting so I have also been enjoying the sun whenever I can. That usually means I get pretty distracted. Lately I’ve been following what feels good as each day comes vs sticking strictly to a do to list and feeling like I’m forcing everything. I’ve still been getting everything done that needs doing but in a more enjoyable and less forceful way. It’s been really nice.

Today I woke up to a whole lot of rain and from the weather forecast it looks like it’ll be sticking around. So I think that means I’ll be a little less distracted and be at my work bench a lot more. I might be sick of it in a few days but today it feels really nice and relaxing. The candles and aromatherapy aren’t bad either. Ha!

In case you are in Michigan mark you calendars! I’ll be at the Merry Market in Detroit on December 10th and 11th. I will also be doing a show at the same place the following weekend but the details aren’t out just yet. I’ll keep you posted. I will also be offering some fun discounts, giveaways, and promotions as the holidays get closer so be sure you are on the mailing list! Link at the top of the page!

A weekend in Brooklyn

August 24, 2016

Holy crap it’s been forever since I’ve posted. It’d be easy to say that I was just so busy but it was more just that I waited too long and then had a hard time coming back. Time to just dive in. A lot has been going on and I’d love to give you some updates.

Our summer has been pretty eventful and fun. I love when it feels like I’m really soaking up all the summer has to offer. In June we traveled to Austin for a friend’s wedding and from there I flew to New York for a Renegade craft show but not for OhSoANTSY. You may have heard but if you haven’t I started spoon carving early this year and I’m pretty excited about it. It worked out perfectly that I could debut them while on my travels. I’ve named the shop Spalted Home. It just opened and there is free shipping until August 31st!

Anyhow here are a few pictures from the trip.

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I stayed with my friend in Brooklyn and took a very long lovely walk one day into the city to meet my Collective of Us friends.NYC16 park ohsoantsy

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My friend took me to her favorite wine shop-isn’t it cute! The best part was drinking it on her rooftop with a view of the city.
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I also got to meet up with a couple of friends from Michigan. It was so fun catching up about things that have happened over the years. Also isn’t it refreshing talking with someone who really understands where you’re from and that you have to explain very little to.
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The day of the craft show. I felt like I belonged in the city slepping my stuff through the subway on a hot day.
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And of course smiling in the heat while debuting my spoons for the first time. It was a long day but I had a great time getting to chat with people passing by and looking over Manhattan in the distance. We celebrated a day well spent with friends, good food, and of course more wine on the rooftop. I couldn’t have asked for any more. Until next time New York…